10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent sharpness, colorNone
I have a Sony A580 and this lens is fantastic. The Pics are excellent, sharpness, color, clarity are all wonderful. I do not have any issues with the af hunting in low light. I am able without any issues take action low light pics.reviewed October 29th, 2011 (purchased for $450)
As for being wide enough, yes it is for what I do. I do not miss the extra wide as this lens does about everything I need it to do.
This is an excellent walk around lens, and for fine more demanding photography. I have found a lot of Semi-Pro Photographers love this lens for what it is able to do.
The only time I switch lens is for of course longer shots such as the kids playing soccer, wildlife where a longer Tele lens is requried.
All in all this is a great lens!!!
9 out of 10 points and recommendedLight, Sharp, and Practical. Great sports lens and any outdoor activity.Mounting ring plastic. Should be metal.
This is a terrific lens. I use this lenes for sports, nature and family activites outside. It is sharp, clean, and crisp. For the price this is absolutely a steal.reviewed May 7th, 2011 (purchased for $107)
This lens perfoms just as good, and if not better then some expensive lens. Truely the only drawback is the plastic mount, but there has never been any reports of any breakng. But that is it!!!!
Color is great, very satisfied, again the pics are clean and crisp. On my a580 I could not be happier as this lens stays on my camera the majority of the time for outside pics due to it being so light and practical zoom ranges.
This lens does great in sunny to overcast days!!!
I sledom need to go wider as I adjust my distances to take wider pics outside. Usually there is all kinds of space outside to adjust. Over all you will be very satisfied and happy with this lens, as its a wonderful medium zoom lens.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedGood sharp, clean and crisp pics over all.Soft on right bottom corner. if it were longer.
This is a very decent lens. Most overlook this lens as it's a kit lens, however, they are missing out on what this lens is capable of doing , and spending extra money on lens that they don't need to spend.reviewed May 7th, 2011 (purchased for $85)
I mainly used it for kids photos and macro pics of flowers. It does a very good job as it is mostly clean, crisp and sharp, and I am very pleased with the color it produces.
If you have this lense don't be in too much of a hurry to brush it off, as it is a good lens and esp. for the price.